Canadian Coast Guard
This lighthouse has been rebuilt and moved several times. The present structure was discontinued on July 1, 2004.
Tower Height: 85
Height of Focal Plane: 105
Description of Tower: White, square, skeleton tower, pyramidal at the bottom, with two red and white rectangular daymarks.
This light is operational
1873: 98-foot white octagonal wooden tower. 1888: 97-foot white octagonal concrete tower with buttresses. 1917: 107-foot square pyramidal skeletal tower. 1951: Square skeleton tower with red and white horizontal daymark , focal plane 90 feet.
Date Established: 1873
Date Present Tower Built: 1980s
Date Deactivated: 2004
Date Automated: c. 1960s
Current Use: Unknown.
Open To Public? No.
Written permission from the Canadian Coast Guard is needed to visit Sable Island.
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Keepers: William Morrison (1872-?), James Horne (c. 1930s), Ralph Robert (c. 1940s), Robert Spears (?-1987), Joseph Blakeney, James Dodd.